hi can anyone help me? Im due to fly out and stay in the Bahia Principe in Rio San Juan on September 2nd but I've heard terrible reports about the weather such as flooding,storms etc.. is it really this bad? thanks
Nichola - here on the north coast we have had no problems whatsoever so I don't know what you mean! Unless you are referring to TS Fay which caused rain on the south and east of the island - but this island is BIG and Rio San Juan is far away from the bad weather you seem to have heard of. Stop worrying and enjoy your holiday.
I heard Sept. 2nds' weather will be terrible! Enjoy.
Originally Posted by sollie
When was the last time the weather man knew anything that far in advance. You are worrying for nothing, as you can't change it anyways. You will have a great holiday
never had any problemes for the past 30 years
Hurricane always come from the south of hispagnola,in the atlantic . 40 years ago we had a bad year "level3 hurricane and rain for a solide 6 weeks" my grand parents use to tell me of ,their time about a hurricane that came from the north and destroyed all the small town from the north of the island"Sosua did not existed than"
North of hispagnola is one of the safest place in the caraibean ,because all the nothern costal towns are protected by moutains witch always reduce the wind speed by the time it get to the coast, but not to say that the north is full proof! safer there than Miami!
Ben Oregon: That is pure bull shyte!! the worst hurricane in the last 47 years was David in August of 79. And it did nothing to the North Coast, anywhere!!
Don't you people see those old houses in Gaspar hernandez, Puerto Plata and Sosua????
they are Wood fer crissakes!!! Wood the wolf could blow down...
My house in Punta Rucia is over 45 years old and still there!!
Gimme a break....
Our old wooden house in the centre of Puerto Plata is 101 years old & still there. I suspect Ben's grandparents are talking about the earthquake of 1946 was it? & the tsunami which destroyed Matanzas near Nagua. Unless they were thinking of hurricane Inez in 1966. But that went to Barahona in the south west.
Originally Posted by Hillbilly
To the OP - you should be fine in September. Bring a small umbrella as it is normal to get late afternoon showers that help dissipate some humidity, they usually don't last long. If there is a storm out there it won't effect us much on the north coast. If one comes close then expect a couple of days of rain but that is not too bad. It is not likely you will have any problems. Do bring mosquito repellent and sun screen - those you will need!
don't talk about things you do not know?
i might be wrong about some dates! when huricane hit the island 'you should get off your behind and visit the surounding country side specially in the haitian side where the house are made from mud and built in down slops from rivers. north coastal town are not just P-O-P ,Cabarete.. and else. There are plenty of other village with thousands of people who just vanished but whos counting haitian death? defenetly not you!
No major hurricane hit the north of the island in very ,very long time at least for the past 30 years.
But around that time +/- i leave one of them where we had more than 4000 death under the Duvalier regime" papa Doc! we also had a massive earth quake after' so please keep your mouth shut and listen well of things you can not learn from the news, because at that time when the dictature regime was at his pic no foreing news paper was allowed in the haitian side where most of the destruction happened .Don't base your education from the internet or it will be a shallow one so get out more often and talk to the elderly from the island and you might learn something
I am unsure to whom you were referring with your very rude response....
Originally Posted by ben oregon
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